Coronavirus UK: Britain may pull out of deal for a million doses of AstraZeneca’s antibody drug


The UK may pull out of plans to buy a million doses of AstraZeneca‘s experimental Covid antibody drug, it was claimed today. Ministers announced an order for the doses from the British-Swedish pharmaceutical giant in November and said the final deal would depend on clinical trial results. But Britain is now considering a U-turn, two sources […]

Nearly 70% of US adults now say they will get Covid shots


US may reach herd immunity after all, survey suggests: Nearly 70% of adults say they WILL get vaccinated against Covid or already have as the share who will refuse the shot falls to 17% Among American adults, 69% have either had at least one dose or plan to get vaccinated against COVID-19, the latest Economist/YouGov […]

Seks me agjentin e CIA-s brenda Shtëpisë së Bardhë: Libri i ri trondit familjen Trump


Një libër i cili do të botohet së shpejti pritet të jetë një tronditje për familjen Trump. Libri, me titull “Zero Fail: The Rise and Fall of the Secret Service“, nga gazetarja Carol Lyoning, i cili ka fituar edhe çmimin Pulitzer, tregon se si vajza e vogël e ish-presidentit amerikan dhe ish-gruaja e Donald Trump […]

CVS and Walgreens are the biggest vaccine wasters in the US


Walgreens and CVS have wasted more doses of COVID-19 vaccines than most U.S. state vaccination programs combined, a Kaiser Health News report finds.  Together, the pair of pharmacies had thrown out more than 128,000 doses – more than half of the total wasted vaccines doses in the U.S. – as of March, according to a […]

Nearly 70% of Asian Americans in NYC have had a first COVID shot


Nearly half – 45 percent – of New York City’s adults have not even started their vaccine regimens, but one group is getting shots at nearly double the rate of the city as a whole.  Asian and Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander Americans in New York City are speeding ahead of other groups there with 68 percent […]

TSA will require masks on planes, buses and trains through September 13


Americans will have to keep wearing masks on all public transit including planes, trains and buses, the federal Transportation Security Authority (TSA) announced Friday.  The prior mandate, which applies to all public transportation, was set to expire in May.  Last week, officials said they were debating whether or not to reinstate a mask mandate on […]

Pfizer fillon eksportimin e vaksinave të prodhuara në ShBA


Dërgesa e vaksinave kundër Covid-19, e kompanisë Pfizer Inc për Meksikën këtë javë përfshin doza të prodhuara në fabrikën e saj në Shtetet e Bashkuara dhe sasi të tjera vaksinash pritet të vazhdojnë të eksportohen në vende të tjera, i tha agjencisë së lajmeve Reuters të enjten një burim me dijeni mbi këtë çështje. Kjo […]

Dr Fauci predicts a ‘significant drop’ in Covid cases as US nears 40% of its population vaccinated


Dr Anthony Fauci is finally giving Americans some good news. America’s top infectious disease doctor predicts a ‘a real change, the start of a precipitous drop’ in new daily COVID-19 infections now that the share of U.S. adults vaccinated against the virus is nearly 40 percent.  ‘When you do that, that’s when people are going […]

Covid US: Biden to announce new CDC guidance on outdoor masks tomorrow


President Biden is expected to announce new Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) advice on masking tomorrow, and it could say that fully-vaccinated people can stop covering their faces outside, sources told CNN.  New guidance is expected as the share of Americans who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 approaches 30 percent, and warmer begins […]

Fully vaccinated Americans can go maskless outside – except in crowds


Fully vaccinated Americans can now safely go without masks outside, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said on Tuesday. ‘If you are fully vaccinated, things are much safer for you,’ said CDC Director Dr Rochelle Walensky during a Tuesday White House press briefing.  ‘There are many situations in which Americans do not need […]

Covid US: Biden keeps mask ON despite CDC saying fully-vaccinated can go MASKLESS outside


President Joe Biden kept his face mask on Tuesday after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said fully vaccinated Americans can now safely go without masks outside, saying he was doing so to make a point. Biden wore his face mask as he came out onto the North Lawn of the White House […]

TSA is debating whether to extend mask mandate on public transportation


TSA is debating whether to extend mask mandate on planes, buses and other public transportation before rule ends next month An official told CNN that the TSA is consulting experts on whether to extend the federal mask  mandate for public transit  The three-month Biden administration order was issued in February and is set to expire next […]

Coronavirus: Lockdown did NOT cause a spike in suicides in England, study finds


England’s first coronavirus lockdown did not lead to a rise in suicides, a study has claimed.   A team of researchers at Manchester University examined official suicide rates in England throughout 2020 and found there was no change in the trend.  They say people may have got through the tough year by checking in with family and […]

Coronavirus: China knew Wuhan market was a disease risk for years before Covid, scientist says


Chinese health officials knew Wuhan’s Huanan Seafood Market was a disease risk for years before the Covid pandemic started there, an Australian scientist has claimed. Professor Eddie Holmes, a virologist at the University of Sydney, said he was taken on a tour of the market by public health officials in the now-infamous city in 2014. […]

Less than 0.01% of Americans fully vaccinated against COVID-19 have gone on to contract the disease


A small number of Americans who have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 later contracted the disease, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). These-so-called ‘breakthrough cases’ occur when people test positive for the virus at least 14 days after receiving their final dose of the vaccine, and which officials say is not […]

Regeneron to ask FDA to use its COVID-19 antibody drug as a preventative treatment


Regeneron Pharmaceuticals plans to ask the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to allow its COVID-19 monoclonal antibody cocktail to be used as a preventative treatment.  It comes after data from a Phase III clinical trial, run together with the National Institutes of Health, found the drug reduced the risk of asymptomatic coronavirus  patients developing symptoms […]

UK ‘has made great strides’ in reaching out to Covid vaccine sceptics, says minister


Britain ‘has made great strides’ in reaching out to coronavirus vaccine sceptics and boosting uptake among black people, a cabinet minister said today. Business Secretary Kwasi Kwarteng blamed ‘misinformation’ and ‘people sharing things on social media’ for some getting scared of having jabs.  But he claimed there had already been ‘huge improvements’ in willingness to […]

Covid US: 15m doses of Johnson & Johnson vaccine ruined by ingredient mix-up by its contractor


The Biden administration knew more than a week ago that 15million doses of Johnson & Johnson had been ruined by its contractor – potentially causing significant delays in the vaccine rollout, senior administration officials said.   Two senior officials on the government’s Covid-19 response team told Politico that it was clear there were serious problems at the […]

CDC says fully vaccinated people can travel internationally safely


Americans who are fully vaccinated can safely travel both domestically and internationally, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced Friday.    Fully vaccinated people of any nationality arriving to the U.S. from other countries no longer have to quarantine upon arrival, and Americans can leave the U.S. without testing negative before boarding an international fight.  […]

More than 100 MILLION Americans have received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine


The U.S. has now vaccinated more than 100 million people with at least one dose of COVID-19 shots, a historic milestone in effort to end the pandemic.  Almost a third of American adults now have or will soon have some degree of protection against COVID-19.  About 17.5 percent of Americans are now fully vaccinated against […]

Former FDA commissioner says the US is NOT in the fourth wave of Covid 


America’s dreaded ‘fourth wave’ of coronavirus is never going to come, a former chief U.S. regulator predicts.  ‘There’s enough immunity in the population that you’re not going to see a true fourth wave of infection,’ Dr Scott Gottlieb, former Food and Drug Administration (FDA) commissioner told CBS Face the Nation.  The U.S. is now seeing […]

US overdose deaths in 2020 likely topped 90,000 


Overdose deaths likely claimed the lives of nearly 90,000 Americans left isolated and broke amid the pandemic, new data suggests.  Between September 2019 and August 2020, there were 88,295 ‘predicted’ overdose deaths – a rough estimate based on early data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).  That’s a record-high for that period, […]

Ish-truproja i Trump flet për anën e errët të ish Presidentit: “Ka borxh 130…”


Dikur një nga njerëzit më të afërt të ish Presidentit të SHBA Donald Trump, truproja i tij, Kevin Mckay deklaroi se ish lideri botëror i ka akoma borxh 130 dollarë për disa hamburger që ai bleu te McDonald’s në 2008 me paratë e veta. Kevin thotë se ”Ai më tha se do të më paguante, por […]

Ish trupërpja e Donald Trump flet për anën e errët të ish Presidentit të SHBA. ” Ka borxh 130….. “


Dikur një nga njerëzit më të afërt të ish Presidentit të SHBA Donald Trump, truproja i tij, Kevin Mckay deklaroi se ish lideri botëror i ka akoma borxh 130 dollarë për disa hamburger që ai bleu te McDonald’s në 2008. Kevin thotë se ” Ai më tha se do tëmë paguante, por s’ e bëri kurrë. Kur […]

Infeksionet ditore me COVID, të larta


ndërsa vazhdon fushata e vaksinimit në Shtetet të Bashkuara kundër COVID-19, nivelet ditore të infeksionit mbeten të larta. Anthony Fauci, këshilltari kryesor i Shtëpisë së Bardhë për pandeminë, shprehu shqetësim të dielën se kjo mund të jetë rezultat i heqjes së disa kufizimeve shumë herët nga disa shtete – veçanërisht në periudhën e pushimeve të […]

Çka është programi COVAX dhe si do t’ua shpërndajë vaksinat vendeve të varfra?


Vendet në zhvillim po rrezikohen në garën globale për t’i dhënë fund pandemisë së coronavirusit me anë të vaksinimeve. Programi COVAX synon të marrë të paktën 20 për qind të dozave për popullsinë e kombeve më të varfra në botë. Çka është programi COVAX? COVAX është programi kryesor botëror që përpiqet t’iu siguroj vaksina kundër […]

Bill Cassidy on GOP: ‘If we idolize one person, we will lose’


“If we idolize one person, we will lose,” Cassidy told CNN’s Dana Bash on “State of the Union.” “And that’s kind of clear from the last election.” Cassidy, a moderate, was one of seven GOP senators who joined all Senate Democrats in voting to convict Trump in his second impeachment trial, but the 57 guilty […]

School reopening: Here’s why it’s so hard


Unlike other countries, the US leaves school control at the local level, and the challenges to providing in-person instruction are not the same everywhere, making it nearly impossible to create effective federal and even state-level guidance as the pandemic wears on. Some buildings don’t have enough space to spread students out, while others don’t have […]

As one Virginia school district prepares to reopen, educators and families balance Covid precautions and normal instruction


Half of the class will be there physically, with the other half watching from home. This week, public schools in the county will open their classroom doors for the first time in almost a year. It’s a hybrid model — students in each grade will be in the school just two days a week. Fairfax […]

Opinion: Without a global vaccine plan, coronavirus variants could lead to untold number of deaths


Contrary to those who believe “herd immunity” — the point at which a significant percentage of a given population cluster has, either by infection or vaccination, acquired antibodies necessary to stave off the virus — is right around the corner, a new, more worrisome scenario is emerging. Epidemiologists are of the opinion that the longer […]

DOJ files appeal of Trump-appointed judge’s ruling on CDC eviction moratorium


Judge John Barker, a Trump appointee in the Eastern District of Texas, stopped short of issuing a preliminary injunction but said he expected the CDC to respect his ruling and withdraw the moratorium. But Saturday night, the Justice Department filed an appeal in the case. “The Department of Justice respectfully disagrees with the February 25 […]

CPAC 2021 speeches: 2024 GOP prospects seek their own breakout moments at Trump-dominated conference


Though it will take years for the 2024 race to fully take shape, this year’s CPAC in Orlando, Florida, offered a window into a GOP primary dominated by a new Republican Party built around the grievances that animated Trump’s campaigns and his presidency.  Speakers embraced Trump’s lies about the 2020 election being rigged. Organizers built this […]

Ben Sasse blasts party for ‘weird worship of one dude’ after Nebraska GOP rebukes him for impeachment vote


The Nebraska GOP’s state central committee formally expressed its disappointment but stopped short of a formal censure, though the resolution said Sasse “stands rebuked” by the Nebraska GOP. The senator, who was reelected last fall with 63% of the vote, dismissed the decision in a statement on Saturday, saying, “Most Nebraskans don’t think politics should […]

Trump ally Roger Stone got 'heroes welcome' outside of CPAC


CNN’s Donie O’Sullivan reports on Trump ally Roger Stone’s welcome at the Conservative Political Action Conference, and his response to questions about his alleged involvement with the January 6th Capitol riot. Source link Tags: Lajme Postime të ngjashme Zyrtarja e zgjedhjeve e demanton Trumpin: S’ka asnjë dëshmi për parregullsi (0) Zgjedhjet në SHBA, s’ gjenden […]

Opinion: Biden is walking a tightrope on Saudi Arabia


While the four-page report supports a conclusion already reached in 2018 by the CIA — that the man known as MBS was responsible for Khashoggi’s murder — it sends a new signal: that President Joe Biden is willing to publicly challenge what he once called a “pariah” state. The US State Department also announced on […]

The court of international public opinion long ago found MBS guilty over Khashoggi murder. The US has just caught up


A Turkish intelligence audio recording captured the moments inside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul that Saudi government agents drugged, suffocated and dismembered the 59-year-old Washington Post columnist. In the 879 days since, the only geopolitical question of consequence is what role Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, known by his initials MBS, played in […]

Trump makes fundraising moves ahead of CPAC speech


Trump spokesman Jason Miller confirmed Saturday that the former President is considering forming a super PAC, which can raise unlimited amounts of money from virtually any source and faces no limits on spending. The committee “could be a brand new entity” or a repurposed version of “America First,” an existing super PAC launched while Trump […]

Manufacturing CEO: Before Biden, it felt like we were fighting the pandemic alone


“It is fantastic to have a partner in the White House,” Jay Timmons, president and CEO of the National Association of Manufacturers, told CNN Business. “We felt like we were fighting this fight, frankly, all alone for the last year.” NAM, which represents more than 130,000 manufacturers, announced Friday it is planning to partner with […]

Satellite images reveal extent of damage caused by Biden administration’s first military action


What he likely heard was the sound of seven 500-pound bombs slamming into a compound near the border. The compound, according to the Pentagon, was used by two Iranian-affiliated Iraqi militias, Kata’ib Hezbollah and Kata’ib Sayyid Al-Shuhada. Before-and-after satellite images released by Maxar Technologies, a space technology company, show vividly just how much destruction those […]

Trump supporters who breached the Capitol: ‘It was not Antifa’


Many of the alleged rioters facing charges also embraced this conspiracy. But according to a CNN review of court documents, nearly a dozen defendants have explicitly pushed back, saying that they and other Trump supporters deserve the credit for storming the Capitol — not Antifa. “There’s a lot of memes and posts flying around saying […]

Ron Klain emerges as a force behind the scenes — and on Twitter


A month into the job, he is facing the most significant blowback of his tenure after pushing for a controversial friend to lead Biden’s budget office without consulting first with key senators, leading to questions about overconfidence in dealing with an evenly divided Senate. Central figure Since the moment Klain was selected to serve as […]

Fight for transgender right has key week on Capitol Hill


It’s unclear if the Equality Act has any path in the Senate. But that uncertainty doesn’t diminish the bill’s significance. The Equality Act would expand the 1964 Civil Rights Act and prohibit discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity in employment, housing and other services as well as in access to public accommodations. Crucially, […]

The tough message Biden just sent Iran (Opinion)


Pentagon officials said two F15s dropped Joint Direct Attack Munitions (precision weapons with GPS navigation capabilities) on buildings at an unofficial border crossing believed to be used by militias to transfer munitions into Syria from Iraq. The strike sought to cripple the ability of these groups, particularly Kata’ib Hezbollah and Kata’ib Sayyid al Shuhada, to […]

Questions grow about discrimination’s role in the hurdles Biden’s nominees are facing


It’s not yet possible to make hard data comparisons with past administrations, in part because the confirmation process is ongoing and in part because Biden’s picks have been more diverse overall. But there is a growing sense of frustration about the obstacles that some of these nominees are facing. “The principle here is — is […]

Opinion: Trump has CPAC, but Biden has kryptonite


What should President Biden do? Trump will inevitably launch a few rhetorical grenades at the new administration, so does Biden need to respond? Will saying nothing simply give his defeated predecessor a platform to disseminate falsehoods, disinformation and smears without any sort of retribution? Will this be the beginning of another birther-style campaign, where Trump […]

These Trump supporters are convinced he will be president again on March 4


Donald Trump lost the presidential election. But some of his supporters have bought into a conspiracy theory that says Trump will be president again on March 4. CNN’s Donie O’Sullivan reports. Source link Tags: Lajme Postime të ngjashme Vote recounts in Georgia and Wisconsin will likely not change Trump election defeat, officials say (0) Trump […]

Biden promises to help winter storm-battered Texas recover: ‘We’re in it for the long haul’


In his first official trip in the wake of a disaster, the President visited the Harris County Emergency Operations Center and later toured and met with volunteers at the Houston Food Bank, where first lady Jill Biden packaged food and water for the community earlier in the day. Texas Gov. Greg Abbott, a Republican, joined […]

Biden doesn’t penalize crown prince despite promise to punish senior Saudi leaders


The choice not to punish Prince Mohammed directly puts into sharp relief the type of decision-making that becomes more complicated for a president versus a candidate, and demonstrates the difficulty in breaking with a troublesome ally in a volatile region. On Friday, Biden’s administration released an unclassified intelligence report on Khashoggi’s death, an action his […]

Fact checking CPAC’s first day: multiple false claims about the election


The CPAC schedule made clear in advance that the conference — taking place in Orlando instead of its usual home just outside Washington, DC — would feature election-related lying. Over three days, the CPAC agenda includes seven separate panels or speeches under the title of “protecting elections” — plus appearances by other prominent figures, including […]

Golden Trump statue turns heads at CPAC


The more than 6-foot-tall statue turned heads as it was wheeled into the Hyatt Regency Thursday evening while CPAC attendees picked up their registration and milled about the hotel. The statue was on its way to the conference’s exhibit hall, where it found a home in a booth for a conservative nonprofit called Look Ahead […]

Despite promise to punish senior Saudi leaders, Biden doesn’t penalize crown prince


Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman Fayez Nureldine/AFP/Getty Images/FILE Despite promising to punish senior Saudi leaders while on the campaign trail, President Biden declined to punish the one the US intelligence community determined is responsible for the death of journalist Jamal Khashoggi: Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.  The choice not to punish Prince Mohammed directly […]

Khashoggi’s fiancé says she is more “devastated than ever before”


The US intelligence community just released a report on Jamal Khashoggi’s murder. Its basic conclusion was not expected to be a surprise. Shortly after Khashoggi’s October 2018 killing at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, the CIA assessed with high confidence that Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Muhammad bin Salman had personally ordered the murder. In June […]

What you need to know about Khashoggi’s 2018 murder


Jamal Khashoggi, looks on during a press conference in the Bahraini capital Manama, on December 15, 2014. Mohammed Al-Shaikh/AFP/Getty Images The US just released an intelligence report about the 2018 killing of Jamal Khashoggi, a Saudi journalist and a Washington Post columnist. Khashoggi was critical of Saudi Arabia and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s policies. He was […]

Covid relief bill: The House is set for a historic down payment on Biden’s legacy


Yet the extreme circumstances of a pandemic, an ex-President’s impeachment trial and a partisan split over the contents of the legislation have so far tended to obscure the Covid relief plan’s significance. The bill, which the House of Representatives is expected to pass Friday with Democratic votes, has the symbolic weight and financial power to […]

Nancy Pelosi’s first months of the new Congress: ‘Captain of a ship in uncharted waters’


It’s a sign of Democrats’ willingness to back the President on his first big legislative push and a reflection of Pelosi’s firm hold on the caucus that may prove her most challenging yet. In her fourth term as speaker, Pelosi is managing the slimmest majority in her tenure, a challenge even for a seasoned leader […]

Shamima Begum: UK teen who joined ISIS not allowed to return home to fight for citizenship, court rules


The President of the Supreme Court, Lord Robert Reed, said that the UK Court of Appeal made four errors last year when it ruled that Begum should be allowed to return to the UK to carry out her appeal. Begum was 15 years old when in 2015 she left the UK with two school friends […]

US court awards $2.3 billion to USS Pueblo crew held hostage by North Korea more than 50 years ago


More than 100 crew members and their relatives filed a suit against North Korea in February 2018 in a federal court under the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act, which allows victims to sue state sponsors of terrorism for torture, hostage-taking, personal injury or death. The award is among the largest sums ever handed out in a […]

Proud Boys leader has no sympathy for lawmakers targeted by Capitol riot


 ”I’m not gonna cry about people who don’t give a crap about their constituents. I’m not going to sympathize with them,” Enrique Tarrio says.   More than a dozen people affiliated with the often violent, far-right  “Western Chauvinist” group have been charged for their roles in the insurrection, so CNN sat down with Tarrio to hear if he had any explanation or justification for […]

The week in 43 photos


Law enforcement officers investigate the scene of Tiger Woods’ rollover crash in Rancho Palos Verdes, California, on Tuesday, February 23. The golf icon sustained serious leg injuries in the accident. Wally Skalij/Los Angeles Times/Shutterstock Members of Congress observe a moment of silence on the steps of the US Capitol on Tuesday, February 23. More than […]

Federal judge rules eviction moratorium is unconstitutional


US District Judge John Barker, who was appointed by then-President Donald Trump to the court in the Eastern District of Texas, stopped short of issuing a preliminary injunction, but said he expected the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to respect his ruling and withdraw the moratorium. The order, citing the fact that “COVID-19 […]

Mexico border: Increasing number of unaccompanied children arriving at southern border setting off alarm bells for feds


On Thursday, a senior Health and Human Services Department official briefed Capitol Hill staff about the capacity challenges facing the department, which is charged with the care of migrant children, according to a congressional aide. Jallyn Sualog, acting director of the Office of Refugee Resettlement, shared concern over the uptick in children and limited space, […]

McConnell says he’ll ‘absolutely’ support Trump in 2024 if he’s the GOP nominee


While McConnell maintained that the 2024 presidential election cycle would be a “wide-open race,” when pressed by Fox News’ Bret Baier about supporting Trump if he captured the Republican nomination, McConnell offered, “The nominee of the party? Absolutely.” The Kentucky Republican’s comments come just weeks after he delivered a pointed rebuke of Trump on the […]

Analysis: Saudi Arabia is experiencing the downside of betting on the Trump family


“The President’s intention — as is the intention of this government — is to recalibrate our engagement with Saudi Arabia and have counterparts communicate with counterparts,” Joe Biden’s press secretary, Jen Psaki, said Wednesday before today’s call between her boss and MBS’s father, King Salman. It doesn’t get much blunter than that. The fact that […]

GOP-backed Iowa bill aimed at restricting voting access heads to governor’s desk


The bill, introduced by a Republican state senator, specifically would reduce the number of early voting days from 29 days to 20 days. It would also close polling places an hour earlier on Election Day (at 8 p.m. instead of 9 p.m.). The bill also places new restrictions on absentee voting including banning officials from […]

Khashoggi report: Biden calls Saudi King before expected release of intelligence report


The congressionally mandated release of the report, which is expected to further implicate Saudi Arabia’s powerful Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman in the Washington Post columnist’s death, is expected to take place imminently now that Biden and the King have spoken. The call “went well,” according to a source close to the Saudi government. White […]

Arizona Republicans propose giving lawmakers — not election officials — final review of election results


The effort by GOP legislators in battleground states to drastically change voting laws comes after last year’s elections saw record numbers of early and mail-in voters, many of them Democrats, after rules were relaxed due to the coronavirus pandemic. The high numbers triggered baseless claims of fraud by then-President Donald Trump and other Republicans that […]

Lawmakers angrily grill Capitol security officials over lack of leadership as mob stormed US Capitol


Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler, a Republican from Washington state, said she was with police officers during the attack and saw the communication failures happening in real-time. “It was very clear that their head pieces, the communication pieces, they were getting no actual real communication, they were getting no leadership, they were getting no direction, there […]

Response to Capitol riot was a “multi-tiered failure,” acting US Capitol Police chief says


The House Appropriations committee, which has direct oversight of the US Capitol Police, is holding a hearing today with acting USCP Chief Yogananda Pittman and acting House Sergeant at Arms Timothy Blodgett. This will mark the first time either has appeared in an open hearing. Pittman apologized to lawmakers for security failures in a closed […]

Acting Capitol Police chief will tell lawmakers intelligence failed to predict scope of Jan. 6 attack


Acting US Capitol Police Chief Yogananda Pittman said Wednesday that the agency had taken action ahead of the Jan. 6 riot based on intelligence that extremists planned to participate in the preceding rally and planned to be armed, but that the intelligence failed to predict the scope of the attack, which would ultimately overwhelm officers when the […]

Trump’s tax returns and related records turned over to Manhattan district attorney


Prosecutors obtained the records on Monday, according to a source, just hours after the US Supreme Court denied Trump’s last-ditch effort to keep the records private. The millions of pages of documents, sources say, contain Trump’s tax returns spanning from January 2011 to August 2019, as well as financial statements, engagement agreements, documents relating to […]

Neera Tanden is being treated unfairly (Opinion)


It was bound to happen, and I’m honestly surprised it took this long: the first Very Online woman is facing US Senate confirmation. And she may not make it through. The woman is Neera Tanden, president of the Center for American Progress think tank, and Joe Biden’s nominee to run the Office of Management and […]

Your top questions about Covid-19 and vaccines


How long will immunity last after getting a Covid-19 vaccine? Vaccine transmission treatment & prevention work/life family What are the side effects of the vaccines? Some vaccine trial volunteers have reported feeling flu-like effects after getting the shots. Don’t freak out if this happens to you, health experts say. “These are immune responses, so if […]

White House lifts Trump order that temporarily banned certain immigrant visas during pandemic


The move opens up legal avenues to migrate to the US that former President Donald Trump had closed off, arguing at the time that it was in the best interest of the economy in the early months of the pandemic. Biden charged in a proclamation Wednesday that Trump’s order “does not advance the interests of […]

Trump plots future — and revenge — from sunny Florida links


He typically spends mornings on his nearby golf course, making and taking calls from a golf cart that doubles as his mobile, and self-driven, office. The multiple trips to the links in the last few weeks have served to accomplish a long-promised goal, says someone who spent time with him recently: Donald Trump claims he […]

Congressional Republicans risk backlash as they unite against Biden’s Covid relief plan


After losing control of the White House and the US Senate in November, and still relegated to the minority in the US House, Republican leaders hope to win back suburban voters in 2022, in part by earning their trust that they would do a better job than Democrats easing the transition back to normal life […]

Ron Johnson: Why the senator’s fringe conspiracy theories are so alarming (opinion)


It would be OK, for example, to guffaw at Republican Sen. Ron Johnson, after he sat in the Senate on Tuesday, during the first hearing investigating the January coup attempt by followers of then-President Donald Trump, and offered an alternative reality about what occurred. The notion was so far from the plain truth that it […]

Democrats and GOP at odds over scope of commission to investigate Capitol riots


Republicans are balking at a plan put forward by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to create an outside commission with more Democrats than Republicans, and one whose mandate they say would go beyond just the security failures of the January 6 insurrection. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell said on the Senate floor Wednesday that Pelosi’s plan […]

Florida Senate: Democratic Rep. Stephanie Murphy considers bid against Marco Rubio


Murphy, co-chair of the centrist Blue Dog Coalition of House Democrats, hopes that by emphasizing a bipartisan background she can appeal to a state that has elected Republicans to the Senate in 2016 and 2018 and twice supported former President Donald Trump. Murphy has hired Lauren Calmet, the former political director of the Florida Democratic […]

Miscalculating Sinema and Manchin could end up costing Biden


“DANGEROUS CREATURE,” the Arizona Democrat’s sweater blared in all-capital letters. Tanden’s nomination was already on life support after Manchin said he would not support her, citing old tweets she wrote that disparaged members of both parties. And like Sinema, the West Virginia Democrat also says he opposes the increase in the minimum wage. The outsized […]

Lawyers make progress in reunifying children split from families at the border, latest court filing says


Wednesday’s filing is the first under the Biden administration, which is now responsible for the reunification of families separated at the US-Mexico border as a result of former President Donald Trump’s controversial “zero tolerance” immigration policy. The new administration has taken a markedly different tone in talking about the Trump-era policy, which called for the […]

What Mitt Romney gets *exactly* right about Donald Trump


“He has by far the largest voice and a big impact in my party. I don’t know if he’s planning to run in 2024 or not, but if he does, I’m pretty sure he would win the nomination.” Romney is right. Exactly right. For all of the hand-wringing among people like Senate Minority Leader Mitch […]

Close ally of Marjorie Taylor Greene among those in Capitol mob


In fact, Anthony Aguero, a conservative livestreamer, activist and associate of Greene, said on video following the January 6 assault on the Capitol that he had been among those who entered and attacked those who falsely claimed it was done by “Antifa.” “We were all there. It was not Antifa and it was not BLM. […]

Donald Trump Jr. deposed by DC attorney general as part of inaugural funds lawsuit


In a court document dated Tuesday, DC Attorney General Karl Racine’s office revealed the former President’s son was deposed on February 11. The filing states that Trump’s deposition “raised further questions about the nature” of a hotel invoice Racine’s office has been investigating. The attorney general’s office alleges that the Trump Organization signed a contract […]

Laughter follows awkward moment between GOP leaders


House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy and Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY), the third-ranking Republican in the House, gave differing answers at a joint press briefing about the role of former President Trump in the party. Source link Tags: Lajme Postime të ngjashme Why the Republican Party is poised to tear itself apart (0) What Mitt Romney […]

Steve Bannon investigation gains steam as Manhattan prosecutors subpoena financial records


Prosecutors sent the subpoenas after Trump pardoned Bannon in late January for federal conspiracy crimes tied to the southern border-wall project, making Bannon among the Trump world figures — including the former president — subjects of criminal investigations by Manhattan district attorney Cyrus Vance. The grand jury subpoenas were sent to Wells Fargo, one of […]

Democrats now at odds over whether to immediately seek postmaster general’s ouster


Changes made to the Postal Service under DeJoy, the US postmaster general and major donor to former President Donald Trump, sparked outrage last year when critics blamed him for the slowdown of mail delivery ahead of the critical November election. Democrats linked DeJoy to Trump’s anti-mail-in voting rhetoric and accused him of attempting to sabotage […]

Congress rocked by consequential battles that will shape Biden’s presidency


After four years of politics by tweeted decree, normal service is resuming inside the Beltway in all its brutal, hypocritical, and high-stakes glory as everyone with power tries to wield it to set the tone for the coming years. The White House is standing firm behind Neera Tanden, its pick for budget director, though her […]

Japan increases protection for US military amid ‘severe security environment’


The number of what Japan calls “asset protection” missions was up from 14 in 2019 amid a “severe security environment,” according to an announcement from Japan’s Ministry of Defense. The Japanese military said the 25 missions involved Japan Self-Defense Forces (SDF) protecting US Navy ships on four occasions while those ships were gathering information on […]

Uyghurs in China: What Biden should do about China’s atrocities (opinion)


This genocide — that’s what it is — poses an urgent test for President Joe Biden’s new administration and for the international community. Either the United States and the world will finally go beyond tepid criticism and respond with real action, or we can forget about values, universal rights, and international law. The term genocide […]

Fracking and Deb Haaland: How to view the Senate debate


The difficulty faced by Haaland is particularly interesting since it’s not just political — opposition or support for a fossil fuel economy — but also scientific. One party wants to actively address climate change and the other does not. What Matters went to CNN’s Drew Kann, who covers climate change for the network, to find […]

LA Times reporter explains how he led the way on the Tiger Woods story


Richard Winton, the prominent law enforcement reporter for the Los Angeles Times, was sitting in his home office late on Tuesday morning when he saw a tweet fly across his screen. The tweet was from KFI-AM’s Steven Gregory who was reporting that Tiger Woods had been injured in a serious crash. “I immediately started chasing […]

Capitol riot: Justice Department is facing a tougher climb trying to keep rioters locked up


The apparent calculus prosecutors are using to determine whether they ask for jail time came to a head twice in court Tuesday, as they argued for the detention of a member of the pro-Trump extremist group the Proud Boys who carried an axe handle wrapped in a flag, and for an alleged conspirator among the […]

Takeaways from the Senate hearing on the US Capitol attack


Lawmakers grilled former US Capitol Police Chief Steven Sund, former House sergeant-at-arms Paul Irving and former Senate sergeant-at-arms Michael C. Stenger, who all resigned after the attack. Also testifying was Michael Contee, the acting chief of local police in Washington DC. Here are five takeaways from the Senate hearing. One of the most stunning revelations […]

Pence speaks highly of Trump in meeting and plans to launch a political group


Rep. Jim Banks, an Indiana Republican who chairs the conservative Republican Study Committee, told CNN that a group of members met at Pence’s transition office in the Washington area on Tuesday afternoon, talking about the way forward for their party while also touting the accomplishments of the past. Pence harbored no ill will towards Trump […]

Opinion: The truly shocking failures on the day rioters stormed the Capitol


There was no shortage of finger-pointing and blame-passing, but one big takeaway was clear: We’ve barely scratched the surface of what happened on one of the most ignominious days in American history. Republicans have tried to cast the January 6 attacks as an unfortunate incident, a moment when emotions ran high, many otherwise decent people […]

Senate confirms Tom Vilsack to serve again as agriculture secretary


The vote was 92-7. Vilsack, 70, will now be tasked with helping farmers hard hit by former President Donald Trump’s trade wars and the coronavirus pandemic, which has sickened thousands of workers at meatpacking plants. During his confirmation hearing earlier this month, Vilsack made clear the challenges facing the Department of Agriculture are different than […]

Ron Johnson used the Capitol attack hearing to push a ridiculous conspiracy theory


It shouldn’t surprise you one bit, then, that Johnson used his time in the first public Senate hearing on the Capitol attack to spread a single eyewitness account suggesting that there were professional provocateurs seeded in the crowd on January 6 that led the largely peaceful gathering to turn violent. Johnson read excerpts from a […]

Biden administration prepares to impose sanctions on Russia over Navalny poisoning and SolarWinds hack


Discussions about the response to the devastating security breach of at least nine federal agencies and dozens of private businesses are still ongoing but could come within a matter of weeks, the US official said, noting that the package will likely include sanctions and a cyber component, as well as other options that make clear […]

Garland vowed to keep politics out of the Department of Justice


Frmer President Trump declared more than a year ago, “I am actually, I guess, the chief law enforcement officer,” as he tried to assert control over Department of Justice decisions. The claim in February 2020, as Trump basked in his first Senate acquittal on US House impeachment charges and prepared to fire people who had testified […]

Inside a ‘Patriot Party’ rally where Trump loyalists search for a path forward


The idea and, perhaps just as important, the logo, have been circulating on social media since last summer. But after the Capitol riot and swearing-in of President Joe Biden, Patriot Party groups have formed and multiplied, mostly on Telegram, where they share memes, disinformation and commentary in chaotic channels in all 50 states. On February […]